On Saturday 8th October, the choristers of the St Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir and their families embarked on an 8km walk around Mahon Point and Blackrock Village. Almost 50 people met at Mahon Point Shopping Centre and headed towards Blackrock Castle on the riverside walkway, a route that had proved popular before the pandemic.
After passing the castle the next stop was The Natural Foods Bakery in Blackrock Village where a lemonade and a slice of delicious cake were picked up. It was well deserved especially as the lovely weather made the walk warmer than one might expect for the time of year. The break was limited though as the final destination was still someway down the old railway line back to Mahon Point. There were several tired faces in the choir stalls on the following Sunday morning after an invigorating afternoon of exercise.
The choristers are raising funds for their forthcoming tour to Amsterdam, Leiden and Haarlem after Easter in 2023. Their next fundraising events will be performances of Handel’s Messiah on 9th and 10th December in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.